The Kawasaki Z1000 R is a sport bike with a top speed of 114 mph. Its nimble chassis and streamlined, sporty styling make it a fun ride for both novices and enthusiasts. The motorcycle’s six-speed transmission offers quick response, good traction control and excellent cornering ability. The bike’s suspension is surprisingly rigid, although it isn’t stiff enough to be considered a performance machine. However, the price is incredibly affordable, at just under PS11,000!
Popular sport bikes
The Kawasaki Z1000 R has a cult following, largely thanks to its sculpted bodywork and relaxed ergos. Its 1,043 cc mill and streamlined chassis were praised for their simplicity. The Kawasaki Z1000 was replaced by the Z900 for MY17, and it remains one of the most popular sportbikes. Nonetheless, its high top speed is an indicator of its performance.
Street riding potential
The Kawasaki Z1000 has an ideal riding position, with idealised dimensions and an aggressive posture. This puts the rider in the ideal position to exploit the sportier street riding potential. The new, muscular-styled bodywork also hints at a sportier street-riding personality. The bike’s suspension system is a major change from the previous generation. Its front and rear shocks are gas-charged, and the suspension system is adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping.